John J. Harland

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John J. Harland

September 01, 1931 - June 12, 2017

John J. "Jack" Harland, 85, of Port Henry passed away on Monday, June 12, 2017, at the Heritage Commons Nursing Home in Ticonderoga with his family by his side.
He was born Sept. 1, 1931, in Port Henry, N.Y., the son of Raymond and Gladys (Gibbs) Harland.
He graduated from Port Henry High School in 1949 and thereafter attended the Simmons School of Embalming and Mortuary Science in Syracuse, N.Y. Subsequent to that he enlisted in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and served several years in the Medical Corps. Upon completion of his military service, he returned to Port Henry to work with his father at the Harland Funeral Home. He served the community as a funeral director for over 65 years.
He was a member of the Port Henry Knights of Columbus, BPOE Elks Lodge, the American Legion and former member of the Port Henry Fire Dept. He served as Essex County Coroner for 12 years and was a member of the Moriah Central School Board for several years. He enjoyed traveling with his wife as well as scouting the antique shops. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially being surrounded by his grandchildren throughout their growing years.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Joan (Miner) Harland; his sons, John (Maureen) Harland, Timothy Harland and Ray (Sue) Harland; his daughters, Sue (Martin) Borho and Colleen (Peter) Belzer; his grandchildren, Garett Borho, Adriane Borho, Olivia Belzer, Phillip Belzer, Wesley Belzer, Jamie Harland Mueller, Ian Harland, Carley Harland and Kelsey Harland; his great-grandchildren, Austin, Jaxen, Rylan, Ryan and Isaac; his sisters, Marjorie Harrington and Mary Kissel; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 15, at the Harland Funeral Home in Port Henry. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 16, at St. Patrick's Church in Port Henry. Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery in Moriah. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Town of Moriah Ambulance Squad or to the North Country SPCA.
The family would especially like to thank all of Jack's "girls" at Heritage Commons, Adirondack Unit, for their loving and comforting care, compassion and kindness during his stay at the nursing home.
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Donald L Gambrell II
Jun 26, 2017
My condolences to the Harland family from myself and from my father.
Carolyn Spaulding
Jun 16, 2017
Jack was a good man, a friend to my parents, Grant and Lillian. He was a kind man, easy to talk to and put people at ease when needed, he will be missed. My prayers are with his family.
Kathy (Wheelock) Tibbits
Jun 14, 2017
Not sure where to begin.. Jack was like a second Father and so many fond memories growing up at the Harland home on ( Grove street) with Colleen. Such a kind man, a real gentleman and a great sense of humor and laugh. Funny how I was just thinking of how he was doing.. God must of wanted me to say a prayer.. Which I did..Love you Joan, Joe , Sue, Tim, Ray and of course my forever friend Colleen... I wish I could be there for you, but will come home soon!
Buttercup Florist (Barbara Wrisley)
Jun 14, 2017
A Wonderful person to work with when I was in Business. My Prayers and heart go out to the Whole Family.
Buttercup Florist (Barbara Wrisley)
Jun 14, 2017
A Wonderful person to work with when I was in Business.
prayers and memories to all the family.
Mary (Garvey) Scollin
Jun 14, 2017
So many memories of father calling him Digger, parties at camp, hearing him laugh...tailgating, such fun times...
Linda and Rob Davis
Jun 14, 2017
Joan, Joe, Sue, Tim, Colleen and Ray, my heart is heavy for you. Jack was a wonderful man and reminded me so much of Grandpa. A very sad, empty place in my heart now. Love to you all.
Jun 14, 2017
Rhonda Baker
Jun 14, 2017
Thank you for the many things you did for the Moriah community such as your dedication and professionalism in your business and volunteer work on the board of education. You have left a wonderful family who has your work ethics and integrity. May you rest in peace.
Elaine Davignon
Jun 13, 2017
Thoughts and prayers are with the family at this great loss.
Wendy Forand
Jun 13, 2017
So sorry for your loss. Jack was so nice when my Mom passed away. May he rest in paradise with Our Lord.
John &Jean; Russo
Jun 13, 2017
Thoughts and prayers are with all of the family God Bless
Robin and Marcus Stoddard
Jun 13, 2017
We are so sorry to hear of Jack's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this most difficult time.
Rose & Bill Woods
Jun 13, 2017
Joan, Colleen & family,
Sending you are love and prayers. Jack was a wonderful person and we hope your memories of all the good times you had with him help you in the days ahead.
Jun 13, 2017